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State seizure of kids to save them from a double whopper

Junkfood Science: More fat children seized by the government

a Freedom of Information investigation of councils in the UK has just uncovered that three more children have been taken away from their parents and put into government care...because they are "too" fat.

According to a BBC investigation, at least 20 child protection cases this past year have involved a child’s weight. Details on most of these children’s situations and their fates are unavailable.

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But government programs aren’t the only interests behind these actions, which some view as thinly veiled threats to parents to shape up their children or else.

Dr. Capehorn’s name will be familiar to Junkfood Science readers. The UK press quoted him repeatedly when the young girl was taken from her home by the Cumbria Council earlier this year. He has been proposing that fat children be placed into government custody and taken from their parents. He made a motion at the British Medical Association’s annual conference in June that obesity be considered a form of parental neglect. According to the National Obesity Forum, he told the BMA:

If a child who is stick and bones turns up at a GP’s surgery or a at a hospital, there is immediate outrage. Health visitors and social services are called in and a court will decide if that child should be taken into care. But the same alarm bells don’t ring with an obese child even though in the long-term they are as much at risk of serious health problems as a child who is seriously under-nourished.

Dr. Capehorn appears to be on a tireless mission to lock up fat children, but there’s more behind his interests in promoting fears of fat and threatening such dire consequences for those failing to be slim. The Independent made a brief mention that he “runs an obesity clinic in Rotherham, South Yorkshire” in a story last summer.

But he isn’t your ordinary weight loss doctor.

Dr. Capehorn has been a long-time member of NETWORK-Lipolysis, a coalition of aesthetic lipolysis injection practitioners and core of NETWORK-Aesthetics. He is also a member of the International Society of Lipolysistherapy.

NETWORK members practice lipolysis injections as perfected by Dr. Franz Hasengschwandtner of Austria, one of their members. Lipolysis injections involve injecting a cocktail of chemicals that includes phophatidylcholine into fat areas of the body to “dissolve” the fat. The reality of this quack practice was reviewed here.

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Isn’t it reassuring to know that medical associations and government agencies have given platforms to such experts in childhood obesity?
And the media laps it up.
And, more incredibly, that they think anyone would actually believe any of this....
Normal, healthy, growing children have always come in a diversity of shapes and sizes. Fewer children are sickly from childhood diseases or starving today, raising the average population statistics upward slightly. No wonder our children are healthier and living longer than ever! But those trying to convince us of a childhood obesity epidemic are the ones failing to recognize how absurd their definition of "obese" children has become. Growing numbers of parents aren't buying it, as they see their naturally fat children eating and active and just as healthy as other kids. Hysterical headlines driven by vested interests cannot change reality, create a nonexistent crisis, or make sound healthcare policies.

Ah, but it is all about conformity to the ideal world, a world where diversity is "celebrated" except where it doesn't fit with the PC health fascist view, whatever the evidence. Whatever belief of what the harmful outcome of being a fat kid is, we know exactly the outcome of being taken into care - drugs, the dole and death.

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we know exactly the outcome of being taken into care - drugs, the dole and death

But you forgot the "important" consequences: more kids in care means more jobs for social workers etc. That's more otherwise productive people turned into payroll serfs.

Who in this soon-to-be one-party state's employ gives a damn about the fate of children when securing more tied voters is the objective? In fact turning out social misfits actually benefits the plan - it means that when they turn 18 they will still be fodder for the state's "care machine".

And if enriching a quack and flattering his ego are the price, I'm sure Gordon's apparat are quite happy to pay it.

**Heart failure, caused by obesity, has killed a child aged just three it has been revealed. She weighed almost 3 times the average. The case was revealed by doctors at the Royal London Hospital. Specialists there have also seen four children "choked by their fat" who need breathing assistance to treat sleep disorders caused by blocked airways.**

Let 'em choke I say. Bloody fascist social workers and Nazi doctors and as for the government blah, blah, blah.

When these kids grow up to be crippled patients requiring constant care who do you think pays for it - the parents? Oh, and for the record, social workers have NO POWERS to remove a child from its home. If a social worker walked in and saw a baby being gang-raped she would have to do what any other citizen would - ring the police. Even the police only have the power to remove a child for a maximum of 24 hours. 'The Government' doesn't remove children, the courts do.

One wonders, one really does.

But he isn’t your ordinary weight loss doctor. Dr. Capehorn has been a long-time member of NETWORK-Lipolysis

Capehorn? What sort of name is that?
So the scottish supposed UK govt are giving our defenceless English kids to this loony to lypolyse now?
I see what's happening here. It is just another chance to attack English folks! Read what I type at the bottom. If the scottish "uk" govt were that bothered about English kids getting fat they'd immediately stop food producing companies from selling adulterated poison additive so-called "food". They arent bothered about English kids getting fat; they are interested in trying out this lypolysis technique though. It would be easy to stop kids getting overweight. Just stop criminal companies from selling adulterated foods. I know for a fact that aspartame (a synthetic additive) causes tumors in rats! Go to www.aspartamekills.com and see for yourself.
For evidence: http://www.dorway.com/bowen2.txt
http://www.lightparty.com/Health/DietCokeAspartame.html
"...We're fatter because aspartame suppresses seratonin and makes us crave carbohydrates..."
Anyone interested in this so-called "obesity explosion" should review the above links because it's deadly serious stuff. I am far from making a joke of this.
I am sure that the govt know about aspartame and what it does, how can they not know, but they choose to keep quiet! Why? Instead they are happy for this quack capehorn to suck the fat out of kids instead.
I SAY THE GOVT ARE CRIMINALS AND MURDERERS!


Mike Power, how does F*ck the loony left pc scum sound to you?
By the way numbnuts you can't be crippled from being a little overweight! Just how "overweight" are these kids?

The rem man hit the nail on the head

"...Who in this soon-to-be one-party state's employ gives a damn about the fate of children when securing more tied voters is the objective? In fact turning out social misfits actually benefits the plan - it means that when they turn 18 they will still be fodder for the state's "care machine".

If the supposed UK govt gave a shite about English kids it would not be deliberately telling them that their nation doesnt exist, feeding them hydrogenated oil, huge amounts of sugar, and cancer causing artificial colours, "preservatives" and various other additives in their diets. I haven't even mentioned the psychological torture English kids with cancer ridden parents/grandparents have to endure!
So Mike, who dont you just go f*ck yourself you c*nt?

Nice to see the high standards of blog debate being maintained by M Anderson.
I'd love to respond but I really don't have a clue what point you're trying to make and neither, I suspect, do you. Still, while you're commenting here at least you're not walking the streets frightening the horses, dribbling and muttering to yourself.

PS: A correction- The police power is for 72 hours and not, as I claimed 24.

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